Southern forest bat

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Southern forest bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Vespadelus
Species: V. regulus
Binomial name
Vespadelus regulus
(Thomas, 1906)
  • Eptesicus regulus (Thomas, 1906)

The southern forest bat (Vespadelus regulus) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in Australia. It is endemic to the southern parts of Australia and is found roosting in tree hollows and sometimes in buildings. It is found in wet to dry sclerophyll forests and low shrub woodlands. They display a strong preference for roosting in large, mature trees in the mid-decay stages, which correspond to trees with large numbers of suitable hollows.[2] It has a reddish-brown uppermost colouration whilst its underbody is a grey colour. It has a very short snout, large ears, a flat skull and a triangle shaped head.


  1. ^ Lumsden, L.; Reardon, T. & Pennay, M. (2008). "Vespadelus regulus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T7939A12873245. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T7939A12873245.en. Retrieved 13 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Joanna M. Burgar; Michael D. Craig; Vicki L. Stokes (2015). "The importance of mature forest as bat roosting habitat within a production landscape". Forest Ecology and Management. 356: 112–123. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.07.027. 
  • Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Vespadelus regulus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.

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